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04/17/2013 07:51 am ET Updated Apr 17, 2013

Russell Brand's Scientology Plea To Tom Cruise Doesn't Work (VIDEO)

Russell Brand has apparently not been invited to become a member of the Church of Scientology. He told "Conan" that he tried to get their most famous member to recruit him while they worked together on "Rock of Ages," but either his pleas fell on Tom Cruise's deaf ears, or Cruise knew better than to take him seriously.

"Every so often, I’d say thing like, ‘Tom, sometimes I’m a bit lost in life.’ See if he would try and get me," Brand told Conan O'Brien. "That man had no interest in getting me in Scientology at all." Or, as Vulture put it, "Cruise just left him hanging on a thread of fabricated despondency."

The more the comedian thought about it, the more it seemed to bother him. "If there’s a cult that don’t want me, I want to know why," he said. Maybe he can convince Tom Cruise to come on his talk show, "Brand X," and discuss it. But probably not.

Either way, it could make for a fun future topic on "Brand X with Russell Brand," airing Thursdays at 11 p.m. ET on FX. "Conan" airs at the same time every weeknight over on TBS.

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